Duncan Taylor expressed his love for Saracens on his 150th appearance as a 55-5 demolition of Brive saw them progress to the last 16 of the European Challenge Cup.

Sarries dominated from start to finish, with eight different players crossing the whitewash to set up a home tie against Cardiff on April 17.

Andy Christie, Eroni Mawi, Nick Isiekwe, Ivan van Zyl, Ben Earl, Rotimi Segun, Jamie George and Ben Harris grabbed the tries to cap a dazzling display in southwest France.

And Taylor, who joined Saracens aged 21 on a dual-registration deal with Bedford Blues in 2011, admitted the 150-match milestone mattered a great deal to him.

He said: “It’s obviously a very special club to me - it means a lot.

“Without getting too emotional about it, it’s been a big part of my life. I love the place and I love the people.

“I’ve made so many great memories here and I’ve had so much fun over the last 11 years. It means a lot to me to reach this milestone. It’s taken me a while, but I got there.

“I want to keep turning out for this club and keep putting my foot forward for selection, hopefully staying fit and contributing in whatever way I can.”

The Scotland international helped Saracens win two Premiership finals in 2015 and 2016 and will hope to add yet another European title to his three Champions Cups.

And despite the emphatic scoreline, the centre showed admiration for the way Brive made the Men in Black work in the first half.

He added: “It’s always a tough situation coming away to France in the European Cup and it was always going to be a tough game. There was a lot of running in that first half.

“To be fair to Brive they held their own and it was a tough contest with a lot of big hits. We had to really grind them down and I think that paid dividends in the second half.”

Taylor also hailed his pack in what was a well-rounded collective performance.

“I think some of our forwards were great today in the way they carried the ball. They were awesome,” he said.

“They got us on the front foot and on the gain line and freed up the backs to have a dig as well.

“So, I think it was a really good collective effort today and it was nice to grind them down over the course of that 80 minutes and get the rewards in the end.”